13 Best Makeup Palettes for a Flawless Finish Every Time

There's something about makeup palettes that turns us into giddy schoolgirls. The pretty packaging, the multiple shades, the travel-ready size ... the list goes on. Here, the best new palettes to add to your summer makeup routine, from Urban Decay's latest smokey eye shadow palette to a bronzer palette that's (almost) too pretty to use.   read more

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Are You Really Removing All of Your Makeup?

We all have our own, particular routine for how to remove makeup. I'm strictly a cotton ball and liquid remover type, my older sister believes in makeup remover wipes and my college roommate would always resort to washing her entire face with a cleanser -- who's right? I asked Annet King, Director of Global Education at Dermalogica, to break down the makeup removal process and, although it's not what my fellow lazy girls want to hear, removing makeup truly does take time and a combination of techniques to get your face makeup-free before you go to sleep. Not convinced you need a new cleansing habit? The alternative should be enough to scare you straight.   read more

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8 Gorgeous Ways to Wear Metallic Eye Shadow Right Now

There's something about fall and winter weather that brings metallic eye shadow to the top of the trend forecast. Maybe it's the looming holiday festivities, which always warrant a touch of sparkle, or the need to add something special to combat the drag of shorter days and colder nights -- or maybe it's just the fact that we've finally reached the time of year when wearing eye makeup is a real option and not an invitation to have it dripping down your face by midday.   read more

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14 Vegan Makeup Brands You Need to Know About

Not long ago, the term vegan makeup triggered visions of unwashed hair, bare feet and the inescapable scent of patchouli. We get it. But today, vegan makeup brands are rolling out cosmetics, skin care and hair products that look beyond the Burning Man contingent.   read more

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The Best Contour Kits for Every Skill Level

In theory, contouring is a magical makeup technique that makes your face look 10 pounds slimmer and gives you cheekbones that rival those of Angelina Jolie's. In practice, many things can go wrong: choose the wrong sculpting shade and look like an Oompa Loompa; don't blend it enough and wind up looking like you just completed a mud run; use too pale a highlighter and get ghostly half-moons under your eyes. The solution: These genius makeup contouring kits.   read more

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12 Boss Makeup Looks to Make Your Blue Eyes Pop

Blue eyes are one of the rarest eye colors out there -- in fact, just 17 percent of the world's population is blessed with blue eye color. So if you've got them, flaunt them, by wearing the best eye makeup for blue eyes .   See celebs

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25 Gorgeous Wedding Makeup Looks to Steal

After you've picked out the perfect big white dress, it's essential that your wedding makeup is on point, too. After all, your wedding makeup look can make or break those photos you'll cherish for years to come. But which wedding makeup look is right for you?   read more

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15 Best Makeup Brush Sets for Every Budget

Makeup brushes don't always get as much fanfare as other beauty products, but good makeup brushes are every bit as essential to your collection as your favorite eye shadow palette or lipstick.   read more

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9 Swoon-Worthy Beauty Gifts You'll Want for Yourself

Win the holiday season with these flawless gifts for makeup-lovers   read more

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